For those of you who are not familiar with the name De'angelo Henderson, you might as well go ahead and get used to hearing it. This young man without question has the tools and the makings to be a LEGITIMITE DI prospect one day. And he's been merely proving it on the gridiron each and every week this fall. At the end of the 2009 regular season, the Low Country talent received credit 1,150 yards on the ground and 14 touchdowns.
Obviously some of that momentum carried over into the play-offs for Henderson last week during the Green Wave's impressive win over the Lexington Wildcats. In last week's contest, the gifted ball carrier ran for over 200 yards and scored twice; one rushing and one receiving.
The highly-talented 2011 running back prospect from out of Summerville, SC stands around 5-9, and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He reports a 4.4 seconds in the forty-yard dash, and a 33 ½ inch vertical.
This special talent brings quite a few attributes to the table. And with that in mind, what are some of the things that make him such a productive ball carrier? "I can see the field pretty well," Henderson shared with SCPrepNation.com. "And I know how to read my blocks well. I can also catch the ball pretty well too."
We've had the opportunity to see Henderson in action on a couple of occasions this season. We've seen him tote the rock, and we've seen him catch a pass or two from out of the backfield. And we've even seen him run the "Wildcat" effectively. The morale of the story is quite simple: Wherever this gifted talent lines up on the field, he is extremely capable of making something great happen…
Apparently quite a few colleges throughout the Southeast region of the country feel the same way. I guess that somewhat explains why several of them have been sending letters of interest to his residence/school.
"I have been getting quite a few letters from several different schools," Henderson said. "I've been getting stuff from Clemson, South Carolina, Duke, Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland and Alabama. That's about it for right now."
Henderson is hoping for those letters of interest to turn into scholarship offers someday. But in order for that to happen, he clearly understands that he needs to put in some extra time to hone his craft. And there are quite a few areas where he'd like to make a few adjustments...
"I want to get faster," Henderson said. "I want to get my speed down to a 4.3. My hands are ok, but I think they could be better. My blocking needs to get better as well. Basically, I want to improve in all areas of game. I have always set pretty high standards for myself. Even when I do well in something, I always feel like I could have done better. I try to strive for greatness."